Employment Opportunities

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Our people are what make us great

Southeast Area Transit District (SEAT) is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.  In compliance with state and federal laws, SEAT does not discriminate in employment practices because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, or any other legally protected status.  In further compliance with state and federal laws, SEAT does not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability of such individual in regard to job application procedures, hiring advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training or other terms conditions, and privileges of employment.

How to Apply:

Applicants may complete an application at SEAT’s office, submit it on-line (per the detailed job description) or fax.  Applications are reviewed and applicants who best meet SEAT’s needs will be scheduled for an interview. Applications will be on file for a period of 90 days.

Applicants applying for a “Operator” position are should have their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and be fully endorsed.  Operator applicants should have at least 3 – 5 years of experience, a clean driver’s record and no criminal background.  Employment is contingent upon satisfactorily passing a physical examination which includes a drug screen.

For your convenience – SEAT also posts job openings on Indeed.com, click the image on the right to visit a generated search for any openings we currently have and to apply online.

Current Employment Opportunities

FULL-TIME DIESEL MECHANIC

The District is the region’s public transportation provider with a strong public service and safety ethic. We are looking for an energetic, conscientious and detail oriented individual who enjoys making a difference, a quick learner who can take the initiative, and someone who enjoys being part of a small team that takes pride in their service to the community.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains SEAT’s vehicles, including heavy-duty diesel buses and gasoline minibuses and support vehicles.
  • Inspects, diagnoses and performs repairs on major components.
  • Makes road calls and test drives vehicles.
  • Occasionally maintains and repairs shop tools, equipment and facilities.
  • Occasionally services and fuels vehicles.
  • Completes work orders and other necessary documentation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two Years’ experience as a diesel mechanic or any comparable combination of education/experience.
  • Proficient in use of electronic diagnostic tools.
  • Requires analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills with ability to make independent decisions guided by a commitment to safety.
  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) in English
  • Must provide his/her own personal hand tools.
  • Ability to travel for training.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License
  • Ability to obtain Forklift Certification.
  • Ability to obtain A/C 609 Certification and/or appropriate ASE certifications.

We offer competitive compensation (bonus for appropriate ASE certifications) and excellent benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, paid vacation and personal days, 457k and an EAP program.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. Applications accepted until position is filled.

SEAT is an EEO/AA Employer

Please send SEAT application, resume and salary requirement to:
HR Manager
Mail: 21 Route 12, Preston CT 06365
Fax: 860-886-6097
E-Mail: [email protected]

FULL-TIME TRANSIT SUPERVISOR 

The District is the region’s public transportation provider with a strong public service ethic. We are looking for an energetic, conscientious and detail-oriented individual who enjoys making a difference, a quick learner who can take the initiative, is safety-driven, and enjoys being part of a small team that takes pride in their service to the community and support for its front-line employees.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitors and directs transit operators and ensures that operating policies and procedures are followed.
  • Responds to problems in the field such as road-calls, detours and collisions.
  • Assists in scheduling and assigning operators.
  • Responds to inquiries from customers and investigates customer complaints.
  • Coordinates with Maintenance staff for repairs and replacement of vehicles.
  • Coordinates with First Responders as necessary for field incidents.
  • Maintain records on operators and revenue vehicles and periodically prepares reports, gathers data and prepares recommendations; completes required paperwork in timely manner.
  • Assists with organizing and conducting operator training and re-training.
  • Qualified to operate all types of revenue vehicles.
  • Occasionally acts as substitute Dispatcher.
  • Attends in-service training, seminars or other opportunities for professional development as made available by the District.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum possession of HS Diploma/GED.
  • At least 21 years old, valid CDL (Class A or B) with P Endorsement and in addition either: S, V, F or A (CDIP accepted).
  • No more than one (1) moving violation in last three years.
  • Ability to work all shifts (including nights, weekends, holidays and split shifts) and up to twelve (12) hours/day.
  • Must not have outside employment that interferes with employment at SEAT.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical exam and pre-employment testing meeting the physical requirements of the position.
  • Safety Sensitive position and is subject to FTA Drug and Alcohol regulations.
  • Prior experience or training in supervising and/or scheduling vehicle service and operators and customer service.
  • Must be able to attend training and be able to effectively read, write and comprehend Basic English; ability to speak and understand Spanish is an additional benefit.
  • Must have basic computer skills in data entry and functional competence in Microsoft Word and Excel.

We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, paid vacation and personal days, 457k and an EAP program.  Starting pay rate:  $28.00/Hour.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

SEAT is an EEO/AA Employer

FULL & PART-TIME BUS OPERATORS

The District is the region’s public transportation provider with a strong public service ethic. We are looking for a dependable, safety-focused and hard-working individual who enjoys making a difference, a quick learner who can take the initiative and someone who enjoys being part of a small team that takes pride in their service to the community.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate transit buses and wheelchair lifts/ramps.
  •   For passengers with disabilities: must have the have the ability to provide assistance      with securing wheelchair; provide assistance with boarding and exiting; provide guidance as needed.
  •   Collects fares, verifies passes and ID cards, and coordinates passenger transfers.
  •   Receives and transmits communications over a two-way radio and mobile data             terminal (MDT).
  •   Reports schedule delays, completes and files reports including accidents, detours, vehicle inspections, fares and passes, and other incidents, makes recommendations for safety and route improvements.
  •   Works cooperatively at all levels of personnel.
  •   Attends in-service training, seminars or other opportunities for professional development as made available by the District.
  •   Other related duties as assigned.

 REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  •   Minimum of one (1) year experience in position requiring excellent customer service skills.
  •    At least 21 years old, valid CDL (Class A or B).
  •     CDL Endorsements of P and in addition either: S,V, F or A (CDIP accepted).
  •     No more than one (1) moving violation in last three years.
  •     Ability to work all shifts (including nights, weekends, holidays and split shifts) and maximum hours per day to not exceed CT Hours of Service.
  •      Must not have outside employment that interferes with employment at SEAT.
  •      Ability to pass DOT physical exam and pending CDL tests, pre-employment testing meeting the physical requirements of the position.
  •      Must be able to attend training.
  •      Must be able to effectively read, write and comprehend Basic English.

$19.83/Hour to start; Excellent FT benefits including, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, paid vacation, sick and personal days, 457k and an EAP program.  PT Benefits:  Paid holidays, 457k and EAP program.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. Applications accepted until positions filled.

SEAT is an EEO/AA Employer

FULL & PART-TIME MICROTRANSIT (NON-CDL) BUS OPERATOR

The District is the region’s public transportation provider with a strong public service ethic. We are looking for a dependable, safety-focused and hard-working individual who enjoys making a difference, a quick learner who can take the initiative and someone who enjoys being part of a small team that takes pride in their service to the community and establish a new “microtransit” service in New London.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate small “cut-a-way” transit buses and wheelchair lifts/ramps.
  • For passengers with disabilities: must have the have the ability to provide assistance with securing wheelchair; provide assistance with boarding and exiting; provide guidance as needed.
  • Collects fares, verifies passes and ID cards, and coordinates passenger transfers.
  • Receives and transmits communications over a two-way radio and mobile data terminal (MDT).
  • Reports schedule delays, completes and files reports including accidents, detours, vehicle inspections, fares and passes, and other incidents, makes recommendations for safety and route improvements.
  • Works cooperatively at all levels of personnel.
  • Attends in-service training, seminars or other opportunities for professional development as made available by the District.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in position requiring excellent customer service skills.
  • At least 21 years old, valid Operator’s License with ability to obtain “F” (Public Passenger) endorsement.
  • No more than one (1) moving violation in last three years.
  • Ability to work until 8:30 PM and Saturdays; no more than 30 hours/week; maximum hours per day to not exceed CT Hours of Service.
  • Must not have outside employment that interferes with employment at SEAT.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical exam and pre-employment testing meeting the physical requirements of the position.
  • Must be able to attend training.
  • Must be able to effectively read, write and comprehend Basic English.

$17.25/Hour to start; Excellent F/T benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, paid vacation, sick and personal days, 457k and an EAP program.  PT benefits include paid holidays, 457k and EAP program.  This is a 6 month “pilot” program, and if the program becomes permanent, current P/T operators will be favorably considered for promotion to Full-Time with benefits.

Applications accepted until positions filled.

SEAT is an EEO/AA Employer

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